Last Tips win in ShoWare Center: 2/6/16
They’re gunning to end that course tonight.
Patrick Bajkov: 2 points away from tying Zach Hamill.
Beyond that, it’s the Tips vs. Thunderbirds. That’s all you need to know.
AUDIO STREAM: Radio (1380 AM) / Tips App, too
ON THE BROADCAST: (pregame at 6:30pm)
- Pregame: Matt Fonteyne, Dennis Williams
- 1st Intermission: Mirco Mueller (part 2 of 2)
- 2nd Intermission: we answer your questions from the Tips App (go to “Tips Talk” and submit there!)
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
Fifth meeting of ten overall between the two U.S. Division opponents, separated by just 48 miles … the Silvertips have won eight straight games – one shy of their season high – and are four points up on Portland for first place in the U.S. Division … last night the Silvertips broke the Thunderbirds five game win streak … the Tips beat the Thunderbirds, 3-1 last night in downtown Everett … the Tips are 70-58-18 all-time against the Thunderbirds and have outscored them, 372-354 in the series … the Tips continue a stretch tonight of three games in three days … they are 15-8-1-0 against opponents from the U.S. Division.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Silvertips are (2-2-0-0)
Date Opponent Time Oct. 22 SEA 4 – at EVT 3 Nov. 17 at EVT 3 – SEA 2 Nov. 18 at SEA 1 – EVT 0 Jan. 26 at EVT 3 – SEA 1 Jan. 27 at Seattle 7:05 pm PST Feb. 16 at Seattle 7:35 pm PST Feb. 17 Seattle 7:05 pm PST Feb. 24 at Seattle 6:05 pm PST Mar. 3 Seattle 7:05 pm PST Mar. 10 at Seattle 7:05 pm PST
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- TORRID TIPS: The Tips are 27-6-0-1 in the last 34 games and finished 10-2-0-0 in the month of December … they have won 21 of the last 24 games … Patrick Bajkov led the Silvertips with 18 points and six goals in 12 games during the month.
- GOALTENDING GOT HART: Tips goaltender Carter Hart, named Player of the Game in the championship victory over Sweden, is back with the Tips after capturing the gold medal with Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships in Buffalo … Hart went 5-0-0-1 in six games, totaling a 1.64 goals-against-average and .935 save percentage in the tourney … he leads the league in save percentage (.958), GAA (1.33), and leads the league in shutouts (6).
- HELPING HAND: Matt Fonteyne – named WHL Player of the Week on Monday – tied a Tips record for assists in a game (5) on Jan. 15 in a 6-5 win vs. Tri-City … the last to post the mark was Peter Mueller, 11/25/06 vs. Tri-City … Fonteyne has 21 multi point games this season and 24 points in the last 9 games.
- NOT STANDING PAT: Patrick Bajkov, the leading Tips scorer, had a career high 5 points on Jan. 7 vs Victoria … his 72 points in 49 games rank seventh in league scoring … he is 2 points away from tying the Silvertips all-time points record, held by Zach Hamill.
- SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (85.4) … the Tips power play went 5-of-9 on Jan. 7 vs. Victoria, tying a franchise record for most power play goals in one game (5) … they are 14-of-39 in the last eight games … Matt Fonteyne leads the Silvertips with 14 power play goals (T-3, WHL).
DID YOU KNOW?
Since joining the Silvertips in a trade with the Kamloops Blazers, forward Garrett Pilon has nine points in seven games as a Silvertip. 2nd Intermission: we answer your questions from the Tips App (go to “Tips Talk” and submit there!)
See you on the radio!